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    Returned from the Deere dealer a little while ago after dropping off my 4720 for service and talking to the salesman about ZTRs. I asked him about problems with the EFI engine and none that he was aware of. Deere’s EFI engines are made by Kohler, the ones with a carb are made by Kawasaki. I did a test run of a Z945M EFI with the tweel ‘tires’ with suspension seat and then for comparison another model with the usual pneumatic tires and a non-suspension seat. Humongous difference in comfort, I felt like I was floating over the ground with the tweel tires and suspension seat. The exact opposite with the other Z Track. The other Z Track was a carb model and it was a little fussy to start and stay running. The EFI engine started right up and idled nicely. The only negative and a very minor one is the EFI engine is a bit noisy but I always wear hearing protection when mowing so that’s a non issue.

    The Z945M they had was a 52” deck but there’s one with a 60” deck at the other nearby dealer, the salesman is going to pick it up in the morning and give me a call. There’s a 99.9% chance that one will be on my trailer tomorrow.
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    So there I was making the ~25 mile trip to the Deere dealer after the salesman called me and said he will be at the store with 'my' ZTR. I'm about a mile away from the store and he calls me and says "this one was supposed to have the suspension seat....." He's going to pick up the correct model at an Ag-Pro dealer about 70 miles away tomorrow. That's an hour and about 60 miles of my life I'll never get back.
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    2010 Model 4720 with cab and H180 loader, MX8, MX6, Frontier BB1172 box blade, forks, bale spear, rear blade, WR Long grapple and tooth bar, Fit Rite Hydraulics top and tilt. 2019 Bobcat E42 excavator with cab & several attachments. 2019 Deere Z945M EFI ZTrak 60" 7 Iron Pro deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johncanfield View Post
    So there I was making the ~25 mile trip to the Deere dealer after the salesman called me and said he will be at the store with 'my' ZTR. I'm about a mile away from the store and he calls me and says "this one was supposed to have the suspension seat....." He's going to pick up the correct model at an Ag-Pro dealer about 70 miles away tomorrow. That's an hour and about 60 miles of my life I'll never get back.
    You definitely need at least the suspension seat on it, couldn't imagine mine with
    just a plain seat, would be unrideable above 6 - 7 MPH.
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    The salesman sent me a picture of my soon to be new Z Trax, he picked it up today. Long story short, I’ll get it Thursday. We’re both busy tomorrow or I would have picked it up tomorrow. No problem though, the ground is too wet to mow (an unusual situation here.)
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    2010 Model 4720 with cab and H180 loader, MX8, MX6, Frontier BB1172 box blade, forks, bale spear, rear blade, WR Long grapple and tooth bar, Fit Rite Hydraulics top and tilt. 2019 Bobcat E42 excavator with cab & several attachments. 2019 Deere Z945M EFI ZTrak 60" 7 Iron Pro deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Patience Gizmo.

    He'll have it stuck soon enough......
    Taking the easy way is what makes rivers and men crooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    Patience Gizmo.

    He'll have it stuck soon enough......
    One can only hope. Of course johncanfield has been running a ZTR for many years already so the probability is slim at best.
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    If JohnCanfield sticks his Z somewhere, he can just pick it up with that excavator of his!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    One can only hope. Of course johncanfield has been running a ZTR for many years already so the probability is slim at best.
    Quote Originally Posted by johncanfield View Post
    The salesman sent me a picture of my soon to be new Z Trax, he picked it up today. Long story short, I’ll get it Thursday. We’re both busy tomorrow or I would have picked it up tomorrow. No problem though, the ground is too wet to mow (an unusual situation here.)
    I am hoping he forgets this when the new toy arrives......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    One can only hope. Of course johncanfield has been running a ZTR for many years already so the probability is slim at best.
    One can only hope the new one is heavier then
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